Rooftop Housing wanted to improve the living standards of residents living on a development in Middle Littleton. The previous ten properties were post war Airey Houses built using concrete meaning they were inefficient and in disrepair.
LoCaL Homes was employed to design, manufacture, and construct the new builds improving building performance with a fabric first solution improving insulation and reducing energy costs, helping to prevent fuel poverty.
The specifications of the development required delivering factory cladded closed panels to a 0.18 U value together with MHVR / photovoltaic tiles which ensured that the building delivered an ‘A’ rated EPC performance. Build rate on site achieved a target of four plots per week ensuring customers were able to move in quickly.
Prior to commencing construction, the previous buildings had to be demolished, including removal of overhead electrical cables. LoCaL Homes’ construction team had to work with external partners to ensure that not only was the project safe for the construction team but also that electricity was maintained for the connected properties. The electricity cables for the development were put underground and poles were erected to keep the connection for the remaining houses in the area.
The completion of the development brings 23 homes for social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership to Middle Littleton.
Boris Worrall, Group Chief Executive for Rooftop Housing Group said: “There is a huge demand for affordable housing in Wychavon and we are really proud that we are able to redevelop this site to provide many high-quality homes for the local community.”
Replace 10 Airey houses with 8 apartments, 2 bungalows and 13 houses
Closed Eco panel system